According to PUNCH Metro, a 25 year old woman, Chiwendu Nwobodo, who was bathed with hot groundnut oil by a neighbour in Surulere Lagos over puff puff supposedly worth N900 has lost her two-month-old pregnancy. Her husband, Chigozie, said that his wife had also developed complications as her left ear was now oozing pus and that Iya Daniel has been re-arrested and detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
This whole incident reportedly happened because Chiwendu and Iya Daniel, who were neighbours and lived on Ogbomosho Street, Ijesha, in the Surulere area had had a disagreement which made Pregnant Chiwendu kick some puff puff that belonged to Iya Daniel. Iya Daniel demanded the replacement of her Puff puff which she said was worth N900. Chinwe’s Husband, Chigozie promised to reimburse Iya Daniel of her damaged puff puff.
However, after Chinwe returned from work on the evening of the fateful day, the airport worker was said to have gone to the toilet. As she came out of the toilet, Iya Danielreportedly waylaid her and emptied a pail of hot groundnut oil on her.
She was subsequently rushed to the hospital and placed on admission.
The suspect was arrested by policemen from the Ijesha division, but was later released on bail.
Chigozie on Wednesday said that his wife had lost their unborn child.
“She developed complications and started losing blood from her private parts. We were advised to do a scan, and the result showed that she had lost the baby. We were advised to take her to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. The doctors said they will have to flush her system to remove the remains of the baby. They also prescribed some drugs to her.
“I am sad because it was supposed to be our first child. We have been married since May 2014 and we were happy when our family doctor confirmed that she was pregnant. But now that she has lost it. I am angry because Iya Daniel caused it.”
Chigozie said she wanted the suspect charged for the injury on his wife and the loss of her pregnancy.
He said: “This is murder. I want the law to take its full course in this case,” he said.